• LETTER: A special invitation by former director to those helped by New Life Center

    On Saturday Feb. 23 the New Life Center will be hosting its annual Chocolate Extravaganza at the GO Center beginning at 7p.m. The center will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at the event. As its former director, I am extending a personal invitation to former board of directors, employees, students and families who were a part of the early years beginning in 1999. A special table will be reserved for you. Please contact me at (502) 507-4808 or the center at (502) 233-8003 to reserve your seat. It will be a wonderful evening of celebration, fellowship and of course chocolate.

  • LETTER: Berlin showed walls work

    Dr. Harry Spalding wrote recently that walls do not work.

    If that is so, how come we are not overrun with escaped convicts? Try to explain to the people of Berlin, or the people of Eastern Europe, that walls do not work.

  • LETTER: Humane Society remains supportive of county animal control

    I would like to respond to what might be a common misconception exacerbated by a recent newspaper article.

    There are essentially two main entities that take care of stray and relinquished animals in our county, the Humane Society of Nelson County and Nelson County Animal Control.

    The Humane Society primarily handles adoptions of relinquished and stray animals, oversees the spay and neuter program, assists in public awareness of animal welfare and encourages responsible pet ownership.

  • LETTER: Don’t miss the chance to see students showcasing their talents in spring productions

    I recently attended “Tonys Beware” at Nelson County High School, in which all four of our local high schools were represented. I must say, what a great afternoon.

    These performers did an excellent job, and I was highly impressed. Many of the performers were former students, and they all made me extremely proud.

    How lucky are we to have these students showcase their talents. Thanks to everyone that was involved in this performance.

  • LETTER: Appreciation to school staff on cold morning

    I would like to take a brief moment and publicly express gratitude to those faculty and staff members of the Bardstown Independent School District who were working in below-freezing conditions this morning (Tuesday, Jan. 22) to escort arriving students safely out of cars and into schools.

    With sincere appreciation,

    Robert Augustine


  • LETTER: Thanks for supporting SVDP

    St. Vincent DePaul Outreach Ministries would like to thank the following businesses, agencies, and community individuals who helped make Christmas brighter for many community children, families, and senior citizens. Many thanks to the Knights of Columbus, American Fuji Seal, Nelson Country Fire and Rescue, The Salvation Army, Blown Away Hair Salon, The Hagan family, Rick Smith and family.

  • LETTER: St. Joe choirs performed beautifully

    I want to offer my sincere thanks and congratulations to the choirs of St. Joseph Cathedral. On Jan. 6, they performed a beautiful concert of Christmas music.

  • LETTER: Whiskey History Museum appreciates Christmas support from distilleries, local businesses

    I would like to thank Willett Distillery, Jim Beam, Barton’s, Limestone Branch, Heaven Hill and Lux Row distilleries for participating in the museum’s Christmas Tree Extravaganza.

    Thank you, Gartland’s for the framed picture of Santa.

    A special thanks to Heaven Hill for also festively decorating the museum’s foyer and front entrance.

    Another thank you to Heaven Hill, Barton, Smith Brother’s Distributing and Jim Beam for providing Christmas treats to our visitors.

  • LETTER: Appreciation for aid, professionalism by Nelson County EMS crew

    No day should the services of Nelson County EMS go unnoticed and unappreciated.

    Director Joe Prewitt, the team that did the run on Dec. 28 at 10 a.m. to Bloomfield, were dedicated, professional and provided services based on need, with compassion. Not only did they have to locate me, but the natural lay of the land, human obstacle course and getting me back to the driveway and into an ambulance were a challenge, for sure.

  • LETTER: Thanks for supporting live Nativity

    I wish to express my thank you to all who participated in the Live Nativity and Festival of Trees at Bardstown Baptist Dec. 14 and 15.

    Prizes were awarded to The Rusty Rooster and Moss Studio for their entries in the Festival of Trees.

    Jessieanne H. Wells

    Cox’s Creek